By Travis Johnson

A very overburdened raven arrived at Castle FilmInk this week, bearing a package from our allies at House HBO/Roadshow and news of the imminent 4K home release of Game of Thrones Season 1 – a show that, many Winters ago, starred Sean Bean. Remember that? Hit the video above to find out what was in the box.

Unfurling the scroll affixed to the raven’s claw revealed the following news:

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; and all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords, and honest men…all will play the Game of Thrones.

Director: Alan Taylor, Daniel Minahan, Timothy Van Patten, Brian Kirk

Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Sean Bean, Sophie Turner, Iain Glen, Harry Lloyd, Aidan Gillen, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Mark Addy

Special Features:

Disc 1: E1: Winter is Coming 61:32 E2: The Kingroad 55:13 E3: Lord Snow 57:10 – Commentary on Episode 1 – “Winter Is Coming” With Commentary by Executive Producers/Writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss – Commentary on Episode 2 – “The Kingsroad” With Commentary by Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Mark Addy (Robert Baratheon), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) – Commentary on Episode 3 – “Lord Snow” With Commentary by Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams ( Arya Stark), and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark)

Disc 2: E4: Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things 55:33 E5: The Wolf and the Lion 54:12 E6: A Golden Crown 52:32 – Commentary on Episode 4 – “Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things” With Commentary by Writer Bryan Cogman and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) – Commentary on Episode 6 – “A Golden Crown” With Commentary by Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen), and Director Daniel Minahan

Disc 3: E7: You Win or You Die 57:42 E8: The Pointy End 58:03 E9: Baelor 56:11 – Commentary on Episode 8 – “The Pointy End” With Commentary by Co-Executive Producer/Author of A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

Disc 4: E10: Fire and Blood 52:33 – Making of Game of Thrones (30:02) – Character Profiles (15 clips) (30:18) – Creating the Dothraki Language (5:26) – Inside the Night’s Watch (8:05) – From the Book to the Screen (5:15) – Histories (68:11) – Creating the Show Open (5:05) – Cast Audition “Dragons Eggs” (10:23) – Anatomy of Episode 6 “A Golden Crown” (60:30) – Commentary on Episode 10 – “Fire and Blood” With Commentary by Executive Producers/Writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and Director Alan Taylor.

RRP: $59.95


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